By Ellie / Last Updated April 19, 2022

Remote Assistance from Windows 10 to Windows 7

“My computer is Windows 10, and my mother’s Windows 7. I just tried to remotely assist her via Remote Assistance, but I don’t know how to do it. I don’t even know how to open up RA. So can anyone help me out?”

How to offer Remote Assistance from Windows 10 to Windows 7

The steps to offer Remote Assistance from Windows 10 to Windows 7 can be divided into the following three parts:

  • Enable Remote Assistance on Windows 7
  • Invite helper on Windows 7
  • Accept invitation on Windows 10

Part 1. Enable Remote Assistance on Windows 7

Enabling Remote Assistance on Windows 7 has been the very first step to offer Remote Assistance from Windows 10 to Windows 7. Remote Assistance connection isn’t allowed is the main cause of Windows 10 can’t be used for Remote Assistance to Windows 7.

 Step 1. Click Start and then find Computer. Right-click Computer, then click Properties.

Computer Properties

Step 2. Locate and then click Remote settings.

Remote Settings

Step 3. On the Remote tab, tick Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer. Then click Apply and OK.

Allow Remote Assistance Win 7

Part 2. Invite helper on Windows 7

Step 1. On Windows 7, search for “Remote Assistance” in the search box, and then open it.

Search for Programs

Step 2. Click Invite someone you trust to help you.

Invite Someone You Trust to Help You

Step 3. Click Save this invitation as a file. You can save the invitation on your desktop.

Save Invitation as File

Step 4. Sent the invitation on your desktop and the password on the window to Windows 10.

Remote Assistance Invitation

Part 3. Accept invitation on Windows 10

Step 1. On Windows 10, double-click the Remote Assistance invitation and then you’ll be asked to enter the password. Click OK after inputting the password.

Enter Password

Step 2. On Windows 7, there will be a pop-up window asking whether to allow Windows 10 to connect to this computer, click Yes

Allow Connection

Step 3. Then you can offer remote assistance from Windows 10 to Windows 7.

Remote Assistence Windows 10

Note: The way to offer Remote Assistance from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is pretty much the same as offering Remote Assistance from Windows 10 to Windows 7. Also, if you want to start Remote Assistance more easily and quickly, you can create an RA shortcut on your desktop.

AnyViewer: offer remote assistance without permission

Remote Assistance allows you to assist others or receive assistance from others from a distance place. However, obtaining remote assistance via RA will necessitate the approval of others. This can sometimes be inconvenient when there’s no one sitting in front of the other side people from the other side don’t how to do this all. At this time, you need a tool that allows you to offer remote assistance without permission.

AnyViewer is free remote assistance software that can meet all your demands. With an account, you can easily connect to the devices that have been assigned to the same account. Let's see how this works.

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 Step 1. Download, install and launch AnyViewer on both computers. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 3. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in.

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Step 4. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then you can achieve a direct connection by clicking Remote control.

Connect to My Devices

Note: If you upgrade your account to Professional or Enterprise edition, then you’ll have more rights. You can assign more devices. Also, you can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer.

Step 5. Next, you can offer remote assistance to Windows 7.

Run Program Remote Desktop

Conclusion

It’s not very difficult to offer Remote Assistance from Windows 10 to Windows 7. But Remote Assistance won’t allow you to achieve remote assistance without permission. Therefore, we recommend a third-party remote assistance tool, AnyViewer, to you. With a simpler setup process, you can quickly get started.